Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Finally, individual note-taking is about individual responsibility and
personal accountability . A big part of Microsoft’s thinking in developing
OneNote is to remove the barriers that prevent us from easily capturing
information. As you’ll learn later in the chapter, Microsoft has provided features in
OneNote that specifically help capture information and follow up on it. It’s about
giving ourselves the tools that we need to remember our obligations, fulfill our
responsibilities, and ensure that we do what we say we’ll do, when we say we’ll
do it.OneNote can help make all of this possible.
For all these reasons, individual information workers should investigate
OneNote as a revolutionary tool for personal empowerment.
Creating Notes
To start taking notes, open the OneNote application. OneNote affords the same
great flexibility that you do get when you launch any other Windows
application such as Word or Notepad. You can open OneNote in all the following ways:
Double-click the OneNote program icon or the OneNote shortcut on
the desktop. (See Figure 4-2.)
Figure 4-2
The OneNote program icon.
Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Microsoft Office, and then
click Microsoft OneNote.
Double-click any OneNote file to open a section of your notes.
(OneNote files are indicated by the .one file extension, and they’re
stored by default in the My Notebook folder, although you can store
them anywhere you like.)
Click the OneNote icon in the Windows system tray. This action
launches OneNote in a small-screen view with all same functionality
that is always available in OneNote. (See Figure 4-3, on the next
page.) The small-screen view is handy for making quick notes while
you’re in the middle of another task, especially because the Quick
Pane can be “pinned” to the top of your stack of open windows.
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